Thursday, September 14, 2006

Happy Trails Ann!

Happy Trails Ann

Sad day here in Texas.

Ann Richards, the 45th governor our great state of Texas back in 1990, died Wednesday after a six-month battle with cancer.

She was 73.

She was a wicked funny lady with a sassy homespun charm and a tough, positive, pioneer spirit and truly one of the best things about Texas.

With her bright silver hair, a weathered face and an affinity for cobalt blue suits and pearls, Richards was also the quintessential Texas woman.

On then-Vice President George Bush: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."

She won cheers at the 1988 Democratic National Convention when she reminded everyone that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did: "She just did it backwards and in high heels."

Rest in Peace Ann, Happy Trails.

I miss you already!